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ComRes/ ITV News Olympics poll: Three quarters disagree that Olympics will benefit lives in their area

 

A new ComRes poll conducted for ITV News will reveal today that three quarters of the public disagree that the London 2012 Olympics will benefit the lives of people in their area, two thirds disagree that the ticketing system was fair and half do not believe the event is worth the public money being spent on it.

 

A large majority (71%) believe that the London 2012 Olympics will not benefit the lives of people in their area with a tiny 13% who think it will and 16% who are unsure. Similarly, two thirds (61%) think the Olympics will only benefit London and the people living in the capital. A quarter disagrees and 14% don’t know. Similarly, nearly half of the public (48%) agree that the London 2012 Olympics is not worth the public money being spent on it. A third disagree (32%) and 21% are not sure.

 

More than half of the public (56%) disagree that they are excited about the London 2012 Olympics, while 35% agree they are excited and 9% are not sure.

 

Just 13% of the public agree that the Olympics ticketing system was fair, while two thirds (60%) disagree and a quarter (27%) are not sure. Unsurprisingly, the ticketing system has made 44% feel more negative about the Games.

 

Finally, the pressure is on for Team GB. 52% of the public agree they would be disappointed if the British Olympic Team didn't perform better on their home turf than they did in Beijing.

 

Methodology: ComRes interviewed 2027 GB adults online between 22nd and 24th July 2011.  Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all GB adults.